A Poem by L Lopez

A silly little poem written with Oakland, CA in mind.

Herbert the Hippo lives in Oakland, CA
He makes his living checking on the water quality of the city
He has too many siblings to count, but he knows none of them
His parents met through an arranged marriage set up in the East Oakland hills
He wears only the freshest white tees and black jeans
When not working, he kicks it with the brothers on the border
He moves around on his black and chrome low-rider bike
His childhood memories are of being stuck in a pen in the hills and longing for the flatlands
He dreams of one day being skinny
And he vacations on the greens of the edge of Lake Merritt

© 2013 L Lopez

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Added on February 9, 2013
Last Updated on February 9, 2013
Tags: Oakland, Zoo, Deep East


L Lopez
L Lopez

Salinas, CA

I am a recreational writer. Mostly write poetry as a means of dealing with emotions and events in my life. I'm a latina, so some of my writing is in Spanish. I'm really looking to share and get some f.. more..


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